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good morning to you. here are some of the top headlines we're following on this monday morning on "world news now." we'll hear from james comey as the white house intelligence committee looks into russia's hacking connected to last year's election. you'll also testify about the president's claims of wiretapping. president trump says north korea's leader is, quote, acting very, very badly. it comes on the heals of north korea celebrating the testing of a new rocket system they claim is for the space program. >> a tex kolg tests show traces of alcohol, cocaine and marijuana in the blood of the alleged paris airport attacker. the suspect was shot to death after taking a hostage at one of paris's airports. officials say he was radicalized in president. >> uber's president quit after
six months. he found the company's problems were greater than he thought. he's the fourth executive to leave uber in the past month. those are some of the top stories on this monday, march 20th th, the first day of spring.th, the first day of spring.th, the first day of spring.th, the first day of spring. this is "world news now." >> 6:38 eastern time spring arrives. >> i would love for it to feel like spring. >> in some parts it will. soon enough. patience. and there are a lot of patience on capitol hill. many senators and others have been waiting for this day. the house investigation of the russian hacking scandal will take -- will get a boost day, and the house intelligence committee is beginning the public probe of the breach in a few hours. >> the limelight will be on capitol hill. testimony from james comey.
he'll touch on potential connections between president trump's inner circle and the kremlin and will address the president's wiretapping claim against former president obama. more now from abc's david wright. >> the truth and nothing but the truth. >> reporter: before what promises to be a showdown on capitol hill. >> have you seen any evidence that president obama or an illegal wiretap of president trump? >> no, i haven't. >> reporter: lawmakers on the house intelligence committee are preparing to grill the nation's top law enforcement officer. one republican committee member is already calling for president trump to apologize. >> it never hurts to say you're sorry. >> you say the president should say i'm sorry? >> reporter: that's not just the trump tweets accusing obama of a felony. >> was there a physical wiretap of trump tower? there never was. >> no evidence to support the president's claim he was wiretapped by his predecessor. >> reporter: and the lingering question of whether the
president's men may have colluded with russia to influence the november election. democrats and republicans see it differently. >> i would say it was this way. tlchs circumstantial evidence of collusion. there is direct evidence, i think of deception. >> i'll give you a simple answer, no. everything i have up to this morning. no evidence of collusion. >> reporter: fbi director james comey is in a position to know whether there's probable cause to support either story. >> he's become more famous than me. >> reporter: the same fbi director who grabbed so much himself during the 2016 campaign. first closing the case against hillary clinton for using that private e-mail server for sensitive government business. >> our judgment is that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case. >> reporter: only to reopen it nine days before the election. >> and i have to give the fbi credit. that was so bad what happened
originally, and it took guts. >> reporter: all that nothing found. until now comey has not spoken publicly. hasn't confirmed an investigation is underway, but he has briefed committee members behind closed doors. we spoke with one of trump's friend. if comey comes out and says there was no wiretap, case closed, will president trump accept that? >> you'll have to ask the president that. >> reporter: also ahead monday, president trump's pick for the supreme court. judge neil gorsuch begins his confirmation hearings. that's likely to be contentious as well even though he has bipartisan support. democrats are unlikely to give him an easy ride. david wright, abc news. one more note before the we move on. there will be live coverage of comey's opening statement on capitol hill around 10:15 this morning eastern time. in the meantime, there's an important vote coming up this week for the american health care act. the republican plan to replace the affordablecare act
goes before the house thursday. paul ryan says there will be changes to the measure to help older americans. he calls the adjustment improvements to fine tune the measure. he says he feels good about the measure actually passing the next hurdle. mainly because of the president. >> i feel like it's exactly where we want to be. the reason i feel so good about this is the president has become a great closer. he's the one who's helped negotiate changes to the bill with members from all over our cauc caucus. >> tom price says there's a chance changes to the measure could help republicans in the senate. some republican lawmakers in both chambers have a said they can't support the bill as is. to wildfire danger in the plains sparking evacuations near boulder, colorado. firefighters have been fighting the blaze near the sun shine canyon. now 50 contained. authorities say the fire may have been caused by people.
more than 400 homes have been evacuated. more than 800 others are on preevacuation notice. no structures damaged so far. dry conditions and low humidity is not helping. the reward is 12$,000 for a man who set fire to a row house. a man identifying himself as a suspect says he did not do it. the identity has not been confirmed and he's not turned himself in. we have more now. >> reporter: an urgent man hunt for the arsonist accused of fire bombing this apartment. baltimore firefighters arriving on saturday morning to the home engulfed in fast moving flames. they claim the fire set to target inside. police say this surveillance video shows the suspect throwing to molotov cocktails into the
building. the heat so intense one woman leapt from the top floor to escape. she's still in critical condition. two tareenagers killed. six others injured including two small children. >> he knew there were people inside that home that he wanted to kill. >> reporter: baltimore police believe they identified the suspect as on tone owe wright now calling him public enemy number one. how dangerous is this man? >> he remains a clear and present danger to our community. >> reporter: the commissioner says evidence shows the arsonist used accelerants to create as much damage as possible. police are still searching for a motive. one possible connection, a nonfatal shooting that happened in this neighborhood a couple of nights ago. the victim of that shooting ran into this apartment that was fire bombed. abc news, baltimore. >> turning overseas to the crisis in south sudan. fighting a famine that forced millions to flee to neighboring
sudan. the u.n. estimates more than 1,000 people, many of them women and children are reaching the pseudoneeds border every day. only syria and afghanistan have produced more refugees than south sudan. back at home, a stunning announcement about the health of an nfl legend. dwight clark revealing that he has als. the 60-year-old clark is probably best known for that iconic play now simply known as the catch. this is during the 1981 nfc championship game against the cowboys. clark says playing football may have caused his illness. a little more health news from a musical agenda. the wife of country music great glen campbell says he cannot longer play the guitar. he was diagnosed with alzheimer. "rhinestone cowboy" is now in a full-time care facility. his wife says he still plays the
air guitar. >> that's kind of a sweet peek into his life right now. but certainly some iconic names we wish them the best. a college wrestler beat his opponent and then kind of beat his coach. the video lighting up social media. watch it. a senior cory clark seen winning his ncaa title, running to hug his coach, then -- flipping the coach to the mat. >> whoa. >> he slammed him. he says it was the coach's idea. >> really? >> he didn't want to do it. but his coach insisted. and probably showing him why he's a four-time all american, clark did what his coach told him. but there was a little bit of a conversation for a while. he's like no. no. >> flip me. >> look. go. come on. do it. you're crazy. >> yeah. all right. >> no.
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and shared her father's name and phone number. then her dad got the call. the scammer using the personal details he just conned out of riley to convince don ferguson his son was being held hostage and demanding money. >> he told me if i dropped the call he was going to kill my son. >> reporter: the fbi says the virtual kidnappings are happening across the country with alarming frequency, and ferguson was suspicious, immediately calling his son's cell phone and learning he was, in fact, safe. a great tactic according to experts who also say if you get a call like that, be sure to ask detailed questions. >> give them a question that only this person is going to know. and if they can't come back with that answer, then you know it's a hoax. >> reporter: scammers use social media to get details about you loved ones. experts say it's one more reason to limit the personal information you post. marci gonzalez, los angeles. coming up, america's newest
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♪ ♪ >> rob mars owe know is in aspen, and he was enjoying beautiful ski skiing. >> snow skiing? >> i wonder if he would be like mikaela shiffrin. she's amazing. >> reporter: the 22-year-old vail, colorado native competing in aspen this week with enough points from previous races to win the overall title. the youngest champion since 2003. >> when everybody says you've
lacked in the overall, i'm thinking i haven't. don't say that. i haven't yet and -- we have a few more races this weekend. >> reporter: it's that drive propelling her to greatness. >> look at the lead. >> reporter: winning her first world cup tigtle her rookie season, she now holds three. they look at you and think how does she do it? >> what i do today is not different from what i did when i was five. i've always had the same mentally. it's something my parents taught me. hard work pays off, and if you're going to do something, do it well. >> reporter: she has racing into skiing's history book. at 18 she was the youngest athlete to win olympic gold in slol um ski racing. now she's one of the sport's most famous faces endorsed by companies like red bull, and barilla. >> i love the barilla plus becae it has everything together. >> reporter: we met the speed
demon in her hometown where she was training for this week's competition. >> average day during the season, i'll ski for probably five hours and sometime in the afternoon around 3:00 or iv i'll do between an hour or hour and a half of agility or strength sessions. >> reporter: her mom who first put skis on her daughter for sun traveling with her full-time just about every training session, every race. >> she was the one who was willing to give up anything that she might want to do with her life to just come with me and coach me. >> reporter: is she mama bear out there? >> if i feel i'm pushing my limits too far, she feels it and knows that line. to a t. >> reporter: off the mountain the toll at this level can be brutal. >> i have not taken more an two days off in this entire season.
maybe a day off and normally that day is a travel day to the next venue. >> reporter: racing is taxing on both mind and body. >> i feel it everywhere in my body. my back gets really sore when i ski. i'm a good sleeper. i am a professional sleeper. >> reporter: what's your nickname? >> sir naps a lot. >> reporter: but on the mountain, focus and a race celebration that says it all. >> after almost every single win, i want to go to bed. i dream about having a celebration. >> reporter: this is the woman who had one glass of champagne when she turned 21. >> yes. i think that moment is past and there's a race coming up in a week. it's time to work again. >> this girl is more committed than most 22-year-olds. five days of her 2 2nd birthday she was became the youngest skier to win the world cup title
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aftermath of hurricane katrina. a little girl hugging an airman. >> he returned to her side. >> reporter: there was the disaster and then there was the rescue. the airman and the little girl, a hug and a smile. the chance encounter that lifted us all. after katrina, the airman deployed to iraq and afghanistan where he always carried that picture along, because he told us, it lifted him up too in bad times even on the day it was taken. >> i didn't know if i was on the planet at the time. i was just in that hug. >> reporter: in 2015 mike set out to find the girl he saved. he didn't even know her name. she is lashea brown, and they found each other on the real tv she. she wanted her to know something about who saved whom. >> you rescued me more than i rescued you. >> reporter: he's a true friend to her. she's been inspired to join the
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this morning on "world news now," president trump slamming the leader of north korea. >> as kim jong-un celebrated the latest advancements for their space program, the trump administration is responding as secretary of state rex tillerson meets with the president of neighboring china. we'll bring you the full story just ahead. and the search is on for a missing teen feared abducted we her high school teacher. now armed and on the run, the man hunt growing more and re desperatnd the fall thad. look at this video. watch these heart-stopping moments of a skier taking a potentially deadly fall off the side of a mountain. the whole ordeal captured on the skier's helmet cam. >> and would you mind cleaning up after yourself?
it's the awkward conversation so many roommates never have, especially this odd couple, leaving notes for each other and inspiring others. it's monday. spring is almost here. march 20th. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> that's right. it just occurred to me that it's almost spring. >> tomorrow. well almost in other parts of the country. >> in a few hours it will arrive. that's a reason to celebrate. >> we're in limbo with the snow still frozen on the sidewalk in new york. >> why are things so negative? i don't look at it as snow. i just look at it as yellow popsicles. >> okay. see? good point. good morning to you on this monday. let's get to the news. we begin this half hour with the increasing tension with north korea. >> a war of words developing between the u.s. and north korea. the korean dictator threatening
to nuke the united states while president trump said the communist country's leader kim jong-un is acting very badly in his words. this after north korea conducted a ground test of a high thrust rocket engine. they say it shows significant advancement. they insist for meant for the space and satellite programs but much of the world is skeptical of that. we have more from bob wood rough. >> reporter: north korea's leader smiled as he watched the firing of the rocket engine himself. calling it a new birth. a revolutionary breakthrough for the nation's rocket industry. president trump called out north korea. >> i have meeting on north korea. he's acting badly. very badly. >> reporter: the test coming as rex tillerson wrapped up his three country trip to asia during which he said the u.s. will change the strategy dealing
with north drivewkorea. >> let me be clear. the policy of strategic patience has ended. >> reporter: suggesting preemptive strikes by the u.s. are on the table. >> tensions on the peninsula are high. things have reached a dangerous level. >> reporter: now questions about the timing about the test, was it coincidental or on purpose to time with the meeting of the chinese president? kim jong-un as done it before including when he launched a ballistic missile last month when abe was meeting president trump at his golf club in florida. as for the new type of engine, if it's what he says it is, it could send his rockets further into space for science or to launch his ballistic missiles closer to his possible targets like the united states. abc news,beijing. we'll keep our focus over seas. a suspect in the paris airport attack from over the weekend,
toxicology tests found traces of alcohol, cocaine and marijuana in the suspect's blood. investigators said he stopped by a bar before he fired a shot at traffic police. . from there he was shot to death by two officers on patrol. the indecident created chaos. nobody besides the suspect was hurt. and hours away from the congressional hearings. the house intelligence committee is looking into the hacks against the dnc. the pal examining whether soebts of then donald trump helped the kremlin. and also the wiretapping claims against former president obama and his similar accusations against the prettyish intelligence community. the president's claims have some republicans calling for him to apologize. >> it's not just sorry to the president but also to the uk.
it doesn't hurt, and it takes away from the rest of his agenda. >> james comey is among those set to tiff today. sources familiar with comey tell us he's expected to undercut the president's wiretapping claims. paul ryan says changes are coming to the republican plan to replace the affordable care act. a pivotal house vote is scheduled thursday on the american health care act. ryan says revisions will focus on helping older americans as there are concerns about a spike in premiums for seniors. ryan says he feels good about the prospects. this is a first of four days of confirmation hearings for neil gorsuch. they'll hear from the federal appeals court judge himself today. the conservative hopes to replace justice antonin scalia who died. if necessary the republican can confirm the -- the gop can confirm him by removing
filibuster. fort authorities say the tennessee teen allegedly an duktded by her teacher is in danger. an attorney for the thomas family tells us her father was never notifiied by the school about an indent. we have more. >> reporter: as the frantic search intensifies for the missing tennessee teen and her former teacher new details of his alleged plan to get away. >> we have no idea where he has her at this hour. >> reporter: authorities say 50-year-old tad couplings was her teacher. he was suspended last month for inappropriate behavior with thomas at school. >> he planned thr this for some time. >> reporter: days before the two disappears comments put up the
title on his suv to get cash. he is armed now facing charges for aggravated kidnapping and sexual contact with a minor. >> come home. we all love you. >> reporter: investigators say thomas was seen monday morning at a restaurant in tennessee. he's seen here in said owe shortly after next door at a gas station filling up his suv. detectives say monday afternoon the pair were tracked in alabama before their trail went cold. his wife making a desperate public plea to her husband. >> tad, this is not you. please do the right thing and turn yourself into the police and bring beth home. >> reporter: tips coming in from dozens of states. authorities say the pair are still in the u.s. but may have changed their appearance. abc news, new york. there's now a 12$,000 reward in the search for the suspect, and this weekend's fire bombing
in baltimore. police have identified the 26-year-old man. the police commissioner calls ate calculated premedicated act of cold-blooded murder. two teenagers were killed and six other people injured including a four-year-old boy. in colorado authorities believe a wildfire may have been caused by a human. the sun shine fire has forced hundreds of homes to be evacuated. fire crews backed by a water dropping aircraft have the fire about 50% won stacontained. the dry conditions have set off warnings from wyoming to texas. zblrvett a store owner forced to make a quick decision. a knife wielding man tried to rob this convenience store. the suspect reaches for the cash register. the owner takes out a baseball bat. the man shouted give me your money. his wife who is battling cancer,
watched with their young son from behind the counter. >> what a scene there. and a different sort of scene captured on surveillance camera that helped a new york couple realize why their toddler twins take naps during the day. as seen on their home monitoring system, the boys are often up all night playing. they build a pillow fort and do some gymnastics. >> this is so good. dad comes in twice to settle them down. get in bed. straighten up the room. but as soon as he's gone, they're back with the pillow fort. dad may need a nap during the day too. >> here's the deal. we should clarify. people look at this video and if we pull it up, you'll look at the video and think, wow, this is time lapsed. no, that's how fast the kids were moving all around the room. >> not only are they sweet little boys, but they're like the incredibles. >> coming up, the pro athlete who thanked both his wife and
girlfriend. got that right. his wife and girlfriend after a match. >> innocent mistake. and sesame street with a major announce, introducing a character with autism, and many families couldn't be happier this morning. and this skier couldn't be happier after surviving a fall off the side of the mountain. the moments captured on helmet cam. find us on facebook at wnnfans.com and twitter. you're watching "world news now." clearasil rapid action begins working fast for clearly visible results in as little as 12 hours. wow! but what other teen problems can it fix fast? will clearasil act fast to help this teen concentrate on his math test? darn! it only worked on the acne. can it hel... nope. no. so let's be clear: clearasil works fast on teen acne, not so much on other teen things. and now there's new clearasil overnight spot patches with patented technology for faster healing.
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so this incredible fall ski cam. wait for it. as he crashed down a mountain. this is professional skier e van milokov competing in austria when he lost control. he can be heard gasping and grunting as he stumbled down the steep slope. he walked away. >> that's why i don't ski. >> it's why i don't ski. i snow board, and then i have the falls. >> well, another topic here at home, a drug company executive's fall from grace. the fate of his future in the hands of a jury. >> he's facing serious charges in a deadly meningitis outbreak that killed dozens of people. brian ross has the latest. >> the mold, the bacteria.
>> reporter: the prosecution says he almost single handedly created a public health crisis. called to testify before congress he pleaded the fifth amendment. when investigators went to his factory, the new england compounding center they say they found it was a place of filth, rusted equipment, turning out tainted medicine that led to infections including meningitis in hundreds of people. including this woman still in pain five years later. >> i cry, and i get angry. my physical life is much different. i don't have the energy that i used to. i have head pain. >> reporter: prosecutors say a total of 753 people across the country were stricken after taking the tainted medicine. 64 of them died. for the last three months, federal prosecutors in boston have been presenting their evidence against him. including videos of him telling his employees not to worry about
state health inspectors. >> how can they come in and inspect me? they don't even know what they're looking at. >> reporter: as part of his alleged scheme to cut corners, prosecutors say he created phony lists of patients including donald trump, calvin klein and jennifer lopez to be considered a pharmacy with clients instead of a drug manufacturer which is held to a higher standard. something he was asked about by one of his employees. >> that's something for another time, yeah. let's not -- that's -- we can talk about that. that's actually one of the more difficult things we do. let's just talk about the products now. >> okay, that's fine. >> while we're being recorded. >> reporter: a lawyer for him admits something went terribly wrong but says no reasonable jury could find the busy ceo of the company guilty of murder. coming up in the next half hour, kim kardashian breaks her
silence. what the reality star said she thought was going to happen. opening up on the show. >> it was an emotional episode. first the special olympics winter games and the inspiring story of one athlete and her sister who are now being called the williams sisters of figure skating. you're watching "world news now." lysol disinfectant spray kills 99.9% of bacteria, even those that cause stomach bugs. one more way you've got what it takes to protect. mthat stuff only lasts a few hours. or, take mucinex. one pill fights congestion for 12 hours. guess i won't be seeing you for a while. why take medicines that only last 4 hours, when just one mucinex lasts 12 hours? let's end this.
♪ . we know that song. a muppet with autism will be making her tv debut on sesame street. julia, a muppet with red hair and green eyes. she's not new, though. for more than a year she's existed in print and digital. the meet julia episode is airing april 10th on pbs and hbo has she's set the join the gang. all right. overseas the 2017 special olympics winter games have officially kicked off. >> this morning amid the pomp and circumstance at the opening ceremonies we're meeting two athletes being called the williams sisters of figure skating. >> reporter: 2017 special olympics winter world games officially underway in austria.
the star-studded opening ceremony capped off with an emotional performance by jason maraz. 2700 athletes from 105 countries kicking off 12 days of competition that's about much more than winning. special olympics, how it's impacted your life. >> they told me i can be a part of something. >> reporter: two sisters from ohio are being called the venus and serena of figure stating. one sister tweeting i have autoism. special olympics figure skater on her way to austria. pinch me. can you believe it's here? >> i still can't believe it. it's been a whirlwind. >> reporter: what do you say to people with different challenges? >> to all those who have difficulties in life, just know that you can do it. >> reporter: who is venus and who is serena? the sisters, big fans of lebron
james and the cavaliers. and getting a shoutout in return. lebron seeing love seeing cleveland represented. good luck. and while lebron james and cleveland will be cheering for him, the athletes here are cheering for each other, and that's what special olympics is all about. i'm robin roberts from special olympics world winter games. >> it looks warm there. actually, they had a lot of rain overnight and into the morning yesterday. but she said she felt like a swan when she was out there ice skate and she's very thrilled to be living her dream. just an amazing story. 2700 athletes from 107 nations. i was honored to be part of the special olympics summer games in los angeles. i want to say that was 2015. >> and it's a great honor being there.
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when just one mucinex lasts 12 hours? let's end this. it is time for your monday mix. we're going to talk about the ncaa action over the weekend. but not the mens. there was something that happened with the women's tournament that was fascinating. you had an amazing buzzer beater between maryland and virginia. it was about halftime from 70 feet down destiny sloek um with the buzzer beater before the half. >> i have to say that's really cool. >> that's quite impressive. >> that's chick's got an arm. >> yeah, she does. maryland went onto win 83-56,
but that was a highlight. this is awkward. a player far south africa team giving his victory speech for being player, mvp. he thanks his wife and -- let them -- yeah. >> let's see what happens. >> roll that footage. >> thank you for this, for giving me this. i appreciate my fans also. my wife and my girlfriend. i mean, my wife. i'm sorry my wife. i love you so much. i love you so much from my heart. so thank you for to come to the game. >> i don't know if he's sweating because he played hard or because of that nervous encounter when he thanks his wife and girlfriend. i don't know who kia is, but she was the second person mentioned. >> oh, he thanked his side chick right there. >> i don't know i'm hoping his
wife, they just got married. >> oh, no. come on, man. >> that was bad business. >> let's talk about something else before we make everybody at home feel awkward. this passive aggressive -- he has it all in the media. -- this passive aggressive art gallery by roommates. have you lived with somebody who leaves stuff out? this is being posted online on mashable as -- >> a tribute to the passive aggressive notes. >> passive aggressive art gallery style. spoon in sink. $3400 with mayonnaise on it. and a knife left out. it said something like within scabbing distance. i can't read it that closely right now. but it was a funny passive aggressive take on get your stuff together and clean up. somebody needs to clean up at the ohio state university. since january there have been 30
this morning on "world news now," the wildfire dangers across multiple states in colorado a massive blaze burning as residents are forced from their homes. the latest ahead.ek in washingt with james comey expected to push back against president trump's wiretapping claims. while the president's choice for the supreme court finally jumps into the hot seat. details ahead. breaks her silence about being robbed. >> opening up about her terrifying ordeal in paris. what she says she told the robbers as she begged them to spare her life. we know there's no crying in baseball, but there's apparently lots of crying in basketball. lots of emotions running high during march madness. we're going to look at how fans are reacting to the more
there's no reason to cry. it's monday. all right, maybe you're right. march 20th here. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> i feel terrible for that young man. >> man up, kid. >> it's funny you say that. paula ferris's son was crying over his brackets and his dad said the same thing. >> i'm looking at my brackets off camera and tears are coming to my eyes. i understand. >> everybody is crying. >> i understand completely. all right. >> there are bigger fish to fry today. >> yes. we'll get to that a little bit later on. but there's partially reason to celebrate. it is a first day of spring, but there are lots of problems as a result. heat across the country adding to the wildfire concerns across much of the plains. >> in boulder, colorado battling a blaze ordering hundreds to evacuate. officials say the fires may have been caused by humans.
>> the warm air moves east with highs reaching 80s across several cities like atlanta. >> the dry conditions, gusty winds and warm temperatures have not been helping firefighting efforts has sam champion reports. >> reporter: this wildfire raging outside boulder, colorado. forcing evacuations -- >> got a phone call at 2:00. it was a recording. it was on speaker. we yelled fire and everybody immediately got up and just threw everything in our vehicles. scary. >> reporter: right now in the danger zone, 1,000 homes. more on stand by in case the fire grows. >> trees are or the isstorching. looks like it's running downhill. >> reporter: over 200 firefighters from across colorado attacking this blaze on the ground. >> there's a lot of rocky terrain, difficult to get crews in some of the areas.
>> reporter: there are also planes and helicopters dousing the flames from the sky to get the blaze under some kind of control. >> and sam tells the boulder fire is said to be 50% contained this morning. >> there's some progress. paul williams has been monitoring fire conditions for us. good morning, paul. >> good morning. still at dangerous drought levels in the area where we need moisture the most between moderate, severe and even extreme in some areas. add to that the fact that our precipitation, we could see 50% less in this area shaded in yellow. and if that's not enough to perhaps hurt the problem. temperatures are expected to be higher throughout the south western portion of the country adding more to the drought and the heat and no humidity. all right. it's more like summer has arrived instead of spring. today starts a busy week for the trump administration on capitol hill. the fbi director is set to testify before a house intelligence committee. >> and the confirmation hearings
begin for the president's supreme court nominee. here's abc's richard cantu. >> reporter: james comey is due on capitol hill monday where he will likely be asked about the wiretapping allegations. this as lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are calling for donald trump to say i'm sorry. it's been days since the explosive charge that he was the victim of an illegal wiretap ordered by president obama. then last week he accused the british intelligence community of being involved? >> it's not just sorry to the president but also to the uk. it doesn't hurt, and it takes away from the rest of his agenda. >> reporter: so far the white house has not offered any evidence of trump's claim but monday could mark the tipping point of the controversy when comey appears before congress, possibly testifying the claim is not true. do you think he's prepared to address this publicly? >> i hope he will. this will be an opportunity for
us to have an open discussion about this investigation. >> reporter: also heading to capitol hill monday, supreme court nominee neil gorsuch. there's speculation of a democratic filibuster. >> mcconnell said we'll do whatever is necessary. a democratic filibuster will not succeed. >> reporter: health care also dominating headlines. the gop obamacare replacement bill heads out this week. but many lawmakers say it's not enough. >> the current house bill as drafted, i do not believe it will pass the senate. >> reporter: the stage is set and the pressure is on. abc news, new york. and down pennsylvania avenue there are new questions this morning about security threats at the white house. a man with was arrested after driving up to the check point
near the white house over the weekend allegedly telling secret service acts there was a bomb on the trunk of his car. just a few hours earlier a person jumped over a bike rack barrier in front of the white house. president trump was in florida at the time. upon his arrival back in d.c., the president said north korea's leader is acting very badly. while secretary of state rex tillerson was in beijing over the weekend to talk to the chinese officials about north korea's nuclear threats, the north tested a new rocket engine. the leader called it a revolutionary break through in the space program, even south korea admits the test shows meaningful progress. back at home, another officer killed in the line of duty. a louisiana sheriff's deputy shawn anderson gunned down during a rape investigation. that's after struggling with an armed suspect who was also wounded. anderson is being remembered as an exemplary public service. just a year ago he was hailed a hero for delivering a baby on the side of the road. sad story there.
in south carolina protesters with confederate flags greeted the ncaa men's basketball tournament gathering in greenville. the ncaa withheld events from the state for 15 years until the flag was removed from the state house. it began with 68. speaking of ncaa. excuse me. >> uh-huh. >> what's going on? i'm looking at the saddest thing on earth right now, my bracket. >> i love that it's life sized. >> all 68. >> is that your vote of confidence. larger than life hoping they're more correct? of course, we're talking about the sweet 16 countdown. >> yeah. so much for nova being in it. three of the top seeds are in the regional semis through north carolina. north carolina almost didn't make it. the tar heels scored the final 12 points against arkansas to wipe out a five point deficit in the final three and a half
minutes. >> louisville sent home. they lost in the rematch of the 2013 championship game. >> i feel this kid's pain. i have no nova right here. >> right in the middle. >> against north carolina. >> you have to go with the random team. >> st. mary's? >> maybe. >> a boy became known as the northwestern crying kid. he was less than pleased with the missed basket interference call as the wildcats tried to come back against gonzaga. >> the twitter user appeared to share the young man's feelings. we've all seen the crying jordan meme, but what the caption that kid, though. >> the university of wisconsin official count resurrected the crying piccolo girl after the
badgers knocked out the defending national champions. can we say too soon? >> way too soon. i feel like i should have sad music playing in the background. >> there is. let's mourn my bracket here. >> yeah. >> it's so hard to say good-bye to nova. >> coming up kim kardashian in her own words on the toughest night of her life. opening up on "keeping up with the kardashians" about being held at gunpoint in her hotel room and what she feared the most. >> and in "the skinny," waltzs the remake that ruled the box office. you're watching "world news now." "world news now" weather brought to you by swiffer. brought to you by swiffer.
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we're back now to brand new revelations from kim kardashian in her own words about her terrifying experience last october being held up at gunpoint inside her hotel room in paris. >> in gripping and raw detail the reality show star opened up for the first time about that ordeal. >> i'm not going to make it out there. i know how these things go. >> reporter: kim kardashian west riding a range of emotions as she recounted for the first time publicly what was the toughest night of her life. >> i was lying in bed i need to get up and wash my face and then 10:00 later i was dozing, and then i heard pounding up the stairs. >> reporter: that noise? two robbers dressed as police officers. the reality show star was in paris last october for fashion week inside her lavish hotel
room all alone when the thieves made their way in. >> he was telling me when they go ring, ring, ring, he goes give them your ring. i was like okay. it's on the table. you know? and i said whave babies. >> reporter: her ordeal not over yet. >> they duct taped my face. my mouth to get me to not yell or anything. he grabs my legs. i had no clothes on under. he pulled me toward him at the front of the bed, and i thought okay, this is the moment. they're going to rape me. i fully mentally prepped myself. >> reporter: the suspects did not. they eventually left her tied up in a bathroom and ran for the exits getting away with millions in jewelry including that $4 million ring. french police arrested ten men in connection with the case in january.
the keeping up with the kardashian cameras rolling as kim returned to new york city and this moment. a reunion with her oldest child. kim telling kanye she wanted to be brave for the children. >> did you miss me so much? how much? >> reporter: you see kris jenner in tears and she and kourtney thought that was the worse, and kim saying she thought she was going to die, but she made it out. >> it could have been much worse. when we come back, the fairy tale remake that set a new record at the box office. and what drake admitted to the entire world in a new album he released over the weekend. "the skinny" is next. he released over the weekend. "the skinny" is next. one pill fights congestion for 12 hours. guess i won't be seeing you for a while. why take medicines that only last 4 hours, when just one mucinex
♪ ♪ time. >> this is our humble brag moment. we talk about our other great product that we put out over the weekend. "beauty and the beast" records tumbled at the box office over the weekend. >> and this live action remake of "beauty and the beast" opening to a $170 million in north america. $350 million globally. >> amazing. set a number of new records including the biggest start ever for pg rated movies. >> 1991 is when the original came out. >> i wish i was alive for it. >> it surpassed the domestic debut of "bat man versus superman dawn of justice" the to mark the biggest opening of all time.
>> disney says nearly half the audience was adults and teens. it's a startling stat for a pg rated movie. >> it's old school for those around for the '91 version, it's nostalgia. while emma watson is on track of a final payday of around $15 million. good to be emma stone. >> we all want to be emma watson. >> stone, the oscars. >> the coffee hasn't kicked in it. next new revelations from drake. >> after several false starts his long awaited "more life" album arrived over the weekend and gave us life. >> yes. >> it hit all the various music streaming services over the weekend. >> it was like making a mixed tape out of it. that's how it appeared. this picture made the rounds on social media. the new release giving a few
surprises like the fact that the drunk texts his former romantic flame sent out. >> see? drake is like us? >> i drunk next j-lo. old number so it bounced back. used to get paid. >> interest enough, while he pays tribute to j-lo's music career, the collaboration didn't happen. many have long dismissed their relationship in air quotes as just a pr stunt. >> but could it be that drake may just be heart sick over j-lo's budding romance with alex rodriguez? the two were spotted over the weekend at yankee's spring training where he helps out as a special instructor. >> drake, you're not alone. we all drunk text j-lo. >> all of us. and "more life". get it. >> it's great. next, no one can ever call their life complete until they've checked out beyonce and her
daughter's new easter outfits. >> featuring photos from the afternoon, the two of them spent with tina knowles. >> they weren't the only lucky ones to spend an afternoon with beyonce. she stopped by a los angeles performance of the alvin dance company to support her mother and tina's angels. a mentorship group formed my a mama. >> and her mom capturing the moment saying her gracious daughter made their day. the most interesting man in the world is still thirsty. >> he took time out of his busy retirement schedule of doing nothing to judge a beard competition. >> brian sterge was this year's winner. he hasn't cut his beard in almost two years. >> they did discover big foot in his beard.
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♪ >> reporter: in that hit, "roll over beethoven" he had a rockin pneumonia, and he needed a lot of rhythm and blues. from the 50s into the 60s he dominated jukeboxes and the air waves. ♪ >> reporter: he influenced so many including the beatles, the rolling stones, and the beach boys who later he won a lawsuit against for stealing one of his songs. but all that fame and talent couldn't keep him out of trouble. he served time in prison and police raided his home finding drugs. and videotapes of women using his restaurant's bathroom. berry's fans stood by him. ♪ >> reporter: he played for presidents and was one of the first artists inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame.
and remembered by so many. bruce springsteen tweeting chuck berry was rock's greatest practitioner, guitarist and the greatest pure rock an all writer that ever lived. but john lennon said if you had to give rock and roll another name, you might call it chuck berry. >> i love that quote. >> mick jagger with a tribute. he was sad to hear about the passing. he said i want to thank him for the inspiration music he gave us all. >> absolutely. what a story. keith richards has interesting stories of when chuck berry punched him in the face. this was his mentor and idol, but they had a few spats. >> that's what you do when you're a young kid. you should see the bruises i get during commercial break. this is "world news now" informing insomniacs for two decades. this is "world news now" informing insomniacs for two decades.
making news in america this morning, capitol hill showdown. fbi director james comey hours away from testifying in front of congress. what will he say about the president's wiretapping claims and russia meddling in the election? we're live in washington with the answers. fighting the fires. hundreds forced to evacuate as wildfires burn out of control. what investigators are saying overnight about a possible cause and where the fire danger remains high today. new this morning a family demanding answers after something video captures someone spraying poison on their child's slide? was it a random act or was that targeted can. caught on camera, a skier tumbling down the mountain. the dramatic video and rescue.